Christine Reeves Strigaro is the Director of Foundation Programs at the Alliance for Justice.  She creates content that explores the question: “How can foundations be advocates with grantmaking and beyond?”  Christine is dedicated to philanthropy that addresses root causes of problems, while serving and empowering communities most affected by those problems.  As a nationally recognized public speaker, she travels the country giving presentations, weaving networks, and having conversations about philanthropic strategies and opportunities.  Previously, she was the Senior Field Associate at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Christine was also a grantmaker for the Funding Exchange Network, during its final year of grantmaking.  Currently, she serves as Chair on the national advisory board of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and as a Board Member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.  She also serves on Independent Sector’s NGen Advisory Committee and Divest Invest Philanthropy’s Planning Committee.  In addition to contributing to numerous nonprofit and philanthropic blogs, she has co-authored and given multiple presentations on her articles published in Responsive Philanthropy, including: “Specialist or Generalist: A False Dichotomy” and “Democratic Philanthropy: A New Perspective on Funding.”  While earning her master’s degree from Duke University's Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, she wrote her thesis: "Major Trends of International Grantmaking Foundations: A Project for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.” Previously, Christine graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University, where she earned a magna cum laude distinction for her honors thesis: “Sweatshops of the Soil: Varying Protections for Migrant Farm Workers in the US." 


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